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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    Should have handed back the babies body, it would be the decent thing to do.

    They then should have gone after them for the fees after a few weeks.
    Especially since debts can be enforced across the EU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    EXACTLY. Try this in the USA - she wouldn't have got through the front door without a credit card or means to pay the bill.
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    EXACTLY. Always remember the story of the young lady who broke her back in Egypt. She was giving horse riding lessons apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    and all the ex-pats living in Spain who come back to the UK for treatment to be told they no longer qualify for free treatment
    They don’t, they should have an EHIC from Spain for travelling, and be charged for Private if they’ve booked treatment that they’re flying back for.



    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    Should have handed back the babies body, it would be the decent thing to do.

    They then should have gone after them for the fees after a few weeks.
    For U.K. travellers in the EU, the NHS appears to do a Provisional replacement certificate (PRC) service, where if you are in a hospital on the continent and don’t have your EHIC card with you, you can call back to the U.K. and they will fax your entitlement to the other hospital.

    Wonder why the couple (or the NHS themselves) didn’t just do this?

    Okay, the couple were probably traumatised at the loss of their baby. So why didn’t the NHS just help them out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    They don’t, they should have an EHIC from Spain for travelling, and be charged for Private if they’ve booked treatment that they’r
    Okay, the couple were probably traumatised at the loss of their baby. So why didn’t the NHS just help them out?
    It was carried out by an bureaucrat/manager. No sense of humanity or decency.

    If you are entitled to help but fail to fill in paperwork, the bureaucrats can do it retrospectively. But they don't have to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    I do know of case here where a tourist fell ill without their EHIC. They were able to claim retrospectively - but the authorities are not obliged to allow that.

    In any case - if you travel outside your own country, even in Europe with an EHIC, make sure you've got proper travel insurance to cover any accident or sickness that, crucially, covers you to the same standard as at home. The EHIC is effectively a safety net, but it will only give you the same cover as locals. It won't get you home, repatriate your body etc.

    Still, pretty callous of the hospital.
    All this, and all day long. Take insurance, and not the cheapest insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    Should have handed back the babies body, it would be the decent thing to do.

    They then should have gone after them for the fees after a few weeks.
    Umm unless they had a fridge to put that body in within a few days it would have looked like melted cheese and stunk to high heaven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Umm unless they had a fridge to put that body in within a few days it would have looked like melted cheese and stunk to high heaven.

    trust me I know.
    Actually, that is a good point. They can't afford to pay the bill and I'm guessing perhaps they could not afford to pay for travel insurance. How would they get the body back.

    Now I'm thinking of dead bodies. Ok I need to find a more cheery thread to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    Actually, that is a good point. They can't afford to pay the bill and I'm guessing perhaps they could not afford to pay for travel insurance. How would they get the body back.

    Now I'm thinking of dead bodies. Ok I need to find a more cheery thread to read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
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